African Splendour Safari – 10 Days

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    This tour is provided by

    Pristine Trails Adventures and Safaris

    Pristine Trails is a top-rated travel and adventure company located in Tanzania. Locally-founded and owned, we are team of experts with passion, years of experience and commitment to our travelers. Our focus is tailor-made tours with a responsible approach, personalized and enriching experiences for the traveler while also benefiting the indigenous people, wildlife and conservation efforts of the country. 

    • 10 Days
    • Group Tour
    • Tanzania

    Ten days of wildlife and cultural discovery across pristine African savannahs, witnessing the majesty of hundreds of thousands of migrating wildebeest across the Serengeti.

    10 Days / 9 Nights visiting Tarangire National Park, Maasai Culture, Lake Manyara National Park, Ngorongoro Crater, Ngorongoro Highlands Walking Safari and Serengeti National Park.

    Price Includes

    • A 4×4 safari vehicle
    • English-speaking Driver Guide
    • National Park fees, concession fees and taxes
    • Accommodation – 9 nights
    • If camping: equipment (dome tent, mattress and sleeping bag) and personal chef
    • Meals specified. We can cater to special diets such as vegetarian, vegan, gluten free, etc.
    • Filtered drinking water in your vehicle
    • One-way domestic flight between Serengeti and Kilimanjaro or Zanzibar

    Price Excludes

    • Gratuities/tips
    • Flavored beverages (water, soda and alcohol at hotels)
    • Tanzania entry visa
    • Travel insurance
    • International flights
    • Airport transfer on arrival

    Accommodations

    Below is a sample of our accommodation recommendations in each location of your safari.

    Lake Manyara / Tarangire

    • Camping: Haven Nature Camp And Lodge
    • Standard: Kirurumu Manyara Lodge | Isoitok Manyara Camp
    • Luxury: Escarpment Luxury Lodge 
    • Exclusive: Manyara Ranch Conservancy

    Tarangire

    • Camping: Public Campsite In Tarangire
    • Standard: Tarangire Safari Lodge
    • Luxury: Kichuguu Camp
    • Exclusive: Sanctuary Swala Camp
    Ngorongoro Crater
    • Camping – Public Campsite Atop The Crater Rim
    • Standard – Ngorongoro Rhino Lodge
    • Luxury – Ngorongoro Serena Safari Lodge
    • Exclusive – Sanctuary Ngorongoro Crater Camp

    Serengeti
    We recommend you stay overnight where the great migration is likely to be found at the time of year you are traveling. See below for the approximate location of the migration throughout the year.

    Dec – Mar: South
    April – May: Central
    June – July: West
    July – Oct: North
    Oct- Dec: Moving South Through The East

    Camping

    • Central & North: Public Campsite In Serengeti National Park

    Standard

    • South, Central & North: Serengeti Kati Kati Tented Camp

    Luxury

    • South: Ndutu Safari Lodge
    • Central: Kubu Kubu Tented Camp
    • West: Kirawira Serena Camp
    • North: Ang’ata Migration Bologonja Camp

    Exclusive

    • South: Sanctuary Swala Camp
    • Central: Four Seasons Safari Lodge
    • North: Lemala Kuria Hills Lodge

    Recommended Tipping Guide

    Driver Guide:
    $20-40 per day per vehicle
    (shared among the guests)

    Lodge Staff:
    $15-30 per guest per night

    Cook:
    $20 per day per truck
    (only relevant for camping safaris)

    Disclaimer

    All quotations are based on the current rates of national park fees, value added tax (VAT), other government taxes and current exchange rates.

    In the event that any of these are increased or a new tax introduced, these increases will be added to the cost of your trip even if your trip has been paid for already.

    All quotations are based on double or triple occupancy. If a client wishes to stay as single occupancy, a single supplement charge will apply, which varies with the different accommodation categories.

    The listed accommodation properties are a sample of those used by Pristine Trails based on value for money, quality of service and location. If the recommended accommodation options are fully booked, Pristine Trails will reserve the client(s) in accommodation that is of comparable standards to those listed and notify the client.

    Supplemental charges apply for all lodge accommodations (standard, luxury, exclusive) on the following dates: Jan 1, Easter weekend and December 24, 25, 26 and 31. The supplement fee varies for the different lodge options and will be added to the price if traveling on any of these dates.

    Children ages 15 and under are eligible for a discount.

    Itinerary

    Day 1Tarangire National Park

    In the early morning you will meet your guide and pile into your very own 4×4 safari vehicle for the start of your adventure in Tarangire National Park. You will arrive in Tarangire, known for its bulbous baobab trees and savannah woodland habitat heavily populated with herds of elephants and a variety of migratory zebra, wildebeest, gazelle, impala, buffalo and more. The park’s annual perennial river serves as a water source for these migrating herds during the dry season, making the game viewing spectacular. As the sun dips below the horizon, you will retreat to your campsite, lodge or tented camp for the evening.

    Transfer Time: 2-4 hours
    Meals: Lunch, Dinner

    Day 2Tarangire National Park – Maasai Community

    Begin the day with an early morning game drive when the animals are typically active and sighting unique interaction between animals is likely. In the late morning you will depart for the short drive to a local Maasai community where you will have a true look behind the scenes into Maasai culture. Upon arrival at a nearby camp, nestled between Maasai homes in a rich and wild savannah, you will settle in and enjoy your lunch. Then take a medicine walk, learning about the different root and plant extracts still being used by the Maasai on a daily basis. Visit an Orpul area where young warriors learn an age-old tradition from the elders and the medicine man of the village. In the late afternoon, take a walk to a nearby Maasai boma, the traditional home of the Maasai tribe. Learn about social and family structure, marriage, roles and responsibilities, daily life and customs. Meet with the Maasai women and children. Thereafter, enjoy your dinner and overnight at the tented camp or take the short drive to a nearby lodge for overnight.

    Transfer Time: 1 hour
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    Day 3Lake Manyara National Park

    The next stop is Lake Manyara National Park, set beneath the cliffs of the Manyara Escarpment, a jewel known for its primates, hippos and infamous tree-climbing lions. With its varied ecosystems, you will see forest creatures, large baboon troops in addition to other animals like giraffe and elephant. Vast flamingo populations dot the lakeshore and interact with an array of bird species. As the sun sets, you will ascend the escarpment for the night at your campsite, lodge or tented camp.

    Transfer Time: 30 mins
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    Day 4Ngorongoro Crater

    Wake and depart before sunrise for the short drive to the Ngorongoro Crater, descending 900 meters onto the crater floor for a day’s game drive. The Ngorongoro Crater, a small haven of 300 km², is bestowed with wildlife, an estimated 35,000 in number, comprising zebra, buffalo, lions, old bull elephants and so much more. It is also one of the best places to spot the rare black rhino. In the late afternoon you’ll ascend back up to the cool crater rim for the night.

    Transfer Time: 1 hour
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    Day 5Ngorongoro Highlands

    Spend the day out of the car on a guided walking safari of your choice in the beautiful and lush Ngorongoro Highlands. You have options ranging from a relaxing 2-hour stroll around the crater rim to full-day, more strenuous hikes through the highlands. Overnight atop the crater rim.

    Transfer Time: Varies
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    Day 6Serengeti National Park

    After breakfast you will head to Serengeti National Park, the largest park in Tanzania. The Serengeti, a world heritage site, is known for its famous migration during which six million hooves pound the plains as zebra and Thomson’s gazelle travel alongside millions of wildebeest looking for fresh grazing. Even when the migration is quiet, Serengeti offers unmatched game and predator versus prey viewing of the over 4 million animals that reside there. Overnight inside the park.

    Transfer Time: 2-3 hours (to Serengeti’s entrance, Naabi Gate)
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    Day 7Serengeti National Park

    Experience a full day’s game drive in the Serengeti, driving across vast plains, observing daily wildlife patterns or in search of the great migration. For all full days in the Serengeti, you have the options of taking a full-day game drive with a packed lunch, or heading back to your camp/lodge for lunch and a rest, with game drives in the early morning and late afternoon when the animals are most active.

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    Day 8Serengeti National Park

    Enjoy another full day game drive across the sun-kissed savannahs of the Serengeti.

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    Day 9Serengeti National Park

    Enjoy an early morning game drive, after which you will depart for the nearby airstrip for your charter flight back to Kilimanjaro or onto the spice islands of Zanzibar.

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    Day 10Serengeti National Park – Kilimanjaro or Zanzibar

    Enjoy an early morning game drive, after which you will depart for the nearby airstrip for your charter flight back to Kilimanjaro or onto the spice islands of Zanzibar.

    Transfer Time: Varies
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

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